Bosh: I'm the kind of player you can build around
Old 02-12-2010, 08:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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From ESPN's Marc Stein:

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First Bosh scoffed at folks who think he’s already made his decision to leave the league’s only Canadian franchise.

“He’s gone, it’s over, it’s done,” Bosh said in a mocking tone.

Then Bosh revealed that he’s not necessarily interested in playing anywhere that he’s not the clear-cut franchise player.

“That’s a good question,” Bosh said when asked by ESPN The Magazine’s Ric Bucher if he’s bothered by the widespread perception that he’s determined to follow either LeBron James or Dwyane Wade by signing on with one of the teams they choose starting July 1.

“It’s funny you say that, because I was thinking about it. I was just looking at what people say and it’s like, ‘Chris is going to go here and play with him or this, this and that.’ I’m like, ‘Wait a minute.’ I feel like I should be built around. And maybe that’s just my ego talking, but I feel that I’m a very good player in this league and I’m only going to get better. So … maybe we should be getting somebody [in Toronto].”

Bosh is sure to field more probing questions about his future Friday when he meets the bulk of the media in town to cover All-Star Weekend. But the above comments, at the very least, give more insight into our assertion made back in November that Bosh likes his situation in Toronto more than many of us south of the border want to believe.

There’s still no guarantee that he’ll stay with the Raps, but it’s clear that the combination of playing in a cosmopolitan city he likes while also ranking as the unquestioned face of the franchise holds great appeal.

And Bosh’s Raptors, at the very least, have convinced the rest of the league that he is thoroughly unavailable in trade talks as the league’s Feb. 18 trading deadline approaches. Any serious discussion about his future is apparently on hold until after the season
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It sounds more and more like he's starting to make up his mind and that he's likely to stay. And yet, no stories about that. I guess it's not much of a story though. Just more real than any of the BS over the last year.
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Great to hear! IMO the playoffs success or lack there of may not have all that much bearing in his decision. I think it's about feeling comfortable with the direction of the team and Colangelo's vision for next season and beyond, and BC's moves next week and/or in the summer in expanding the talent would almost make it a no brainer for him to stay imo if the right moves are made.
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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A ha! This is what i've thought all along. He's more likely to be somewhere he's the man than play second fiddle to someone else. It's a better career move even though it may lower his chances to win a ring.
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:49 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Love hearing him say that and i love the fact that its a ESPN article.

He basically jus told everyone to fuck off and players should be wanting to come and play with him, not the other way around. Love the EGO

He wants to be the franchise
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:58 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:07 AM   #8 (permalink)
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He's shown he can be a player you want to build around and really this team is one piece away from being really, really interesting. Luxury tax anyone?
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:23 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Who is this somebody... we have no money to sign anyone
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:30 AM   #11 (permalink)
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MLSE will dip into the luxury tax in 2012 and get Durant!
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Who is this somebody... we have no money to sign anyone
Which is why he brought up luxury tax.
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Which is why he brought up luxury tax.
But going into the hard cap applies the players with bird rights
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Luxury tax anyone?
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:41 AM   #16 (permalink)
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ha. and if that happens, i'll get over it pretty quickly.
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hes gone
I am having a very hard time coming to terms with that.

















I am over it.
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:46 AM   #18 (permalink)
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ha. and if that happens, i'll get over it pretty quickly.
Yup I think I'll wake up in the morning quite well
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:53 AM   #19 (permalink)
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i think the american media incompetence towards Bosh up until this point is actually more positive than negative. imagine if they were all saying he's probably re-signing? that wouldn't be good.
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:04 AM   #20 (permalink)
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All of the current super stars with expiring contracts are too young just to jump aboard someone elses ship

3-4-5 years from now once the new contracts, or extensions expire, then there's a great chance of it happening.
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